Kate and Ben

Rated 4.47/5 based on 15 reviews
Kate had watched her husband go off to war and while she waited each day for his return she had given birth. She lived in the same house as her father. He helped to look after Kate and Ben's son. One day Ben came walking up the road. Kate had planned the perfect reunion and rushed over to the big tree where she waited. Ben didn't rcognize his son and why did he make it to the tree and ignore Kate? More
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Words: 2,650
Language: English
ISBN: 9781458153395
About Mark Stewart

Mark Stewart is an acclaimed author. He loves to write fiction right across the board from romance adventure to crime and onwards to science fiction. His fast paced novels will keep you on the edge of your seat from the first word to the last.
Mark lives in Melbourne Australia and tries to keep to the Aussie lingo and customs. His only gripe is he never has enough time to feed the writing enthusiasm inside him.

Mark lives in the picturesque region of the Mornington Peninsula, a full one hour drive from Melbourne.
He has been married to his wonderful patient wife for over thirty years. He has four adult children and two grand children. Everywhere he looks there is a story waiting to be told.

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Review by: Marcia Carrington on Dec. 01, 2015 :
Touching romance flash fiction with an unexpected surprise at the end.
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Review by: Theresa Chapman on Jan. 20, 2013 :
this was a very well written book. i would read more from this author. keep the good work up.
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Review by: Jamie J. Buchanan on Oct. 23, 2012 :
Interesting story, quick and easy to read. I assume WW2 as the boy was 4 years old (Ben being away for 4 years). The end is a surprise and made me re-read the story - that's a good thing! Well done.
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Review by: Steve Grant on Oct. 29, 2011 :
A quick read, and interesting story.
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Review by: Chris Bullock on Sep. 14, 2011 :
A nicely poignant short story with a shock ending. Well worth reading.
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Review by: Roberta Beach Jacobson on Aug. 08, 2011 :
Great pacing. Emotional. A surprisingly good read!
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Review by: gotmud on June 26, 2011 :
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Review by: John Emersons on May 21, 2011 :
Interesting story, good ending. I did feel it need a touch of editing, especially near that the start with the punchy sentences, but worth a read
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Review by: Deb Robinson on May 02, 2011 :
So much emotion in a short story.
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Review by: Mark Petersen on May 01, 2011 :
A solid piece with a surprise ending that was interesting, the whole story being engaging throughout the read. Good writing, interesting characters, clever plot.


I do wonder why Kate did not know about her condition until the very end. If the boy was playing, and Kate held out just long enough to have the boy as told by her father, there must have been perhaps two years at least between her death and the time of the story. That was my only question, and it hardly distracted from an overall good short story.

I think were it drawn out just a little longer, with some more explanation and details, not too much of course, I could easily give it five stars. I want to give it 4.5 stars, which rounds to five so even though a five doesn't quite get it, a four is not enough.
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Review by: Chantale Reve on March 27, 2011 :
I was completely absorbed in this story. I love the juxtaposition of short and long sentences. That contrast ratcheted up the suspense for me.

As for the ending -- wow! It really blew me away. I don't want to reveal it here and spoil the experience for readers who stop by the reviews before reading "Kate and Ben" for themselves. This was one, excellently structured, compassionately written short story. Ten stars!
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Review by: Kumi on Jan. 14, 2011 :
Oh My Holy Sugar! That was a very,very touching story packed with so much feeling, I loved it! It really touched me to the point my eyes watered, real talent. Again; I loved it.
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Review by: Miriam Smith on Jan. 14, 2011 :
A very touching story. It's short but packed with so much.
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Review by: Emily Ann Ward on Jan. 12, 2011 :
A touching story with an intriguing ending :)
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Review by: Ernest Winchester on Jan. 12, 2011 :
A very well written story, short but touching, very touching. I wondered why the author didn’t identify the war, but then I remembered that all wars have this story. I also wonder if there was a pronoun error in the last sentence. I can’t say more.
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